Ursuline College student Nancy Wilson receives top social work award

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Ursuline College is proud to announce that the Cleveland Region (III) of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers named Ursuline College student, Nancy Wilson, the recipient of the 2014 Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Student of the Year Award. Wilson, a Brantenahl resident, is currently a senior social work major. She received the award in March at the 4th Annual Cuyahoga County Conference on Social Welfare.

In addition to completing her social work degree this May, Wilson has earned certification as a chemical dependency counselor assistant and paralegal. She is currently employed at Murtis Taylor in the correctional advocacy and re-entry support program, facilitating dual diagnosis support groups, providing case management services, behavioral health and alcohol/drug screening and community support and advocacy for agency clients. She is also an active member of the College community, currently serving as president of Ursuline’s Social Work Organization.

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Seven days of perception: inhale

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Three days: As we countdown to Easter Sunday, we are talking some time to really live through our senses. Let’s reflect, celebrate and love life (before, during and after the peeps and mini-eggs). 

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“And there’s nowhere in the world I’d rather be”

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Selena Quintanilla-Pérez would have turned 43 today; instead, the “Queen of Tejano Music” was killed by the president of her fan club at age 23.

Selena was born on April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas, and made her recording debut in the ’80s, going on to become an award-winning recording artist in the Latin music scene. Her hit albums include “Amor Prohibido,” “Selena Live” and her last album “Dreaming of You,” which was released posthumously in 1995. Her life story was popularized int he movie Selena starring Jennifer Lopez.

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Seven days of perception: feel

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Four days: As we countdown to Easter Sunday, we are talking some time to really live through our senses. Let’s reflect, celebrate and love life (before, during and after the peeps and mini-eggs). 

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Op-Ed: the gender wage gap

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By Avery Friedman, CNN Legal Analyst and Ursuline College Distinguished Visiting Professor in Constitutional Law, in response to Women in Ohio made only 76.9 cents for every $1 men made; wage gap much wider for minority women published by Cleveland.com April 15, 2014.

Years ago, I was on a panel with the iconic Gloria Steinem. We found commonality in trying to convince people of the need for an Equal Rights Amendment (“ERA”) which sought to remove the institutional obstacles American women face in many aspects of life. She commented to me after the program that women were earning 60 cents for every dollar men earned doing the same job. This idea seemed outrageous to me at the time. It seems outrageous today. The effort to pass the ERA went up in smoke, but it would have avoided the need for President Obama to sign several executive order guaranteeing equal pay for women from federal contractors.

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Seven days of perception: see

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Five days: As we countdown to Easter Sunday, we are talking some time to really live through our senses. Let’s reflect, celebrate and love life (before, during and after the peeps and mini-eggs). 

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Seven days of perception: imagine

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Six days: As we countdown to Easter Sunday, we are taking some time to really live through our senses. Let’s reflect, celebrate and love life (before, during and after the peeps and mini-eggs). 

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Fridays with B&B: what’s in a rhyme?

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A weekly conversation between your campus Marketing gals Brittney & Becca. TGIF! 

April is #PoetryMonth. We are celebrating our favorite rhyming writings, and our English degrees. We firmly believe that studying and teaching poetry is relevant, especially in today’s world of texting abbreviations, hashtags and emojis.

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Start the discussion: perspectives on women’s rights

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On Monday (March 31) the College hosted a panel discussion titled “Transnational Perspectives on Women’s Rights as Human Rights.” With over 100 in attendance,  working with the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, the College gathered five women panelists from Puerto Rico, Serbia, Ukraine, India and Jamaica to discuss challenges and issues in the lives of women and girls all over the world.

The discussion was moderated by Gina Messina Dysert, Ph.D., Dean of Ursuline’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies and Mary Frances (Mimi) Pipino, Ph.D., Director of the Ursuline Studies Program. Topics covered included the impact of globalization on women, breaking gender stereotypes, finding a common ground across World cultures and the definition of feminism. See the entire panel discussion below.

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